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   March 6, 2012

   Mr. Leroy J. DeRosia

   (Address withheld)

   (Address withheld)

   Re: EB-FIELDNER-13-00007094


   Amateur Radio License KD8TBC

   Dear Mr. DeRosia:

   Since early September 2012, you have been heard and recorded communicating
   repeatedly in the amateur bands with individuals who identify as "Jim,"
   "Bobby" and "Eric." None of these individuals appear to have a license to
   operate in the amateur bands. Your communications with them make it clear
   that you are aware of this fact as you have invited them to operate their
   CB radios on out-of-band frequencies in order to hear your ICOM radio.

   Several Official Observers (OOs) recorded the offending transmissions, and
   provided undersigned counsel with recordings of the incidents in
   question.  Should you desire a copy of the recordings, they will be made
   available to you.

   These incidents constitute unauthorized transmissions in violation of the
   Commission's rules. Your operation as described above is contrary to the
   basis and purpose of the amateur radio service as set out in Section 97.1
   and is a violation of Section 97.111(a)(1) of the Commission's rules,
   which states in pertinent part "[a]n amateur station may transmit the
   following types of two-way communications: [t]ransmissions necessary to
   exchange messages with other stations in the amateur service . . . ".^
   Please be advised that the Commission expects you to abide by its rules
   This letter serves as notice that, if operation of this type reoccurs
   after receipt of this letter, you could be subject to severe penalties,
   including license revocation, monetary forfeiture (fines),^ or a
   modification proceeding to restrict

   the frequencies upon which you may operate.


   Laura L. Smith, Esq.

   Special Counsel

   Enforcement Bureau

   Cc: Detroit Field Office

   Northeast Regional Director

   ^ See 47 C.F.R. SS 97.1 and 111(a)(1).

   ^ Fines normally range from $7,500 to $10,000.